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The Suffolk ram is the leading commercial domestic terminal sire in the UK and Ireland. Suffolks produce an excellent early lamb with great muscling and marbling to deliver the taste, flavour and texture demanded by today’s consumer.

Because the Suffolk can deliver in a variety of environments and isn’t adversely affected by hot summers and associated respiratory problems found in some breeds, commercial farmers are becoming more reliant on the Suffolk ram as many other breeds struggle to perform in the hot conditions. Traditionally a terminal sire, more and more farmers are also using Suffolks for their maternal qualities.

Introducing Suffolk genetics into a commercial flock can only benefit financially, a faster finished lamb, with excellent muscling and marbling makes perfect financial sense. So whether your business is prime, store or breeding lambs, Suffolks continue to deliver for the producer, the processor and the consumer.

Highlighted Commercial Testimonials

All In The Family

All In The Family

We talk to the latest generation of a farming dynasty who find that Suffolk provides a hardy and active lamb Tuthill farm is situated in the heart of the Northumberland countryside and has been farmed for four generations by the Johnson family, Allan Johnson’s...

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Top Result for Ortum

Top Result for Ortum

A Suffolk ram bred as part of the Ortum Flock in Lincolnshire leads for Muscle Depth EBV in the RamCompare Results Top ram for Muscle Depth Estimated Breeding Value (EBV) on RamCompare this year is Suffolk ram 78X:17:00839 bred by Richard Garner’s Ortum flock based...

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Gwen Takes Stock

Gwen Takes Stock

At 24, Gwen Price is already proving that she has the drive and expertise to build an excellent farming enterprise. Studying for her BSc in agriculture and then her masters, she also worked full time for Wynnstay. A multiple award winner, Gwen now farms in her own...

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Suffolks, A Great Choice

Suffolks, A Great Choice

The Logie Durno sheep enterprise is proof positive that Suffolks are a winning option for commercial farmers The Ingram’s Logie Durno commercial sheep enterprise in Aberdeenshire is focused on producing high performing rams with all the required traits for the...

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North of England Mule Suffolk Cross- the Ideal Lamb

North of England Mule Suffolk Cross- the Ideal Lamb

Farming with her husband Brian and nephew Tom Turnham on 2 farms 26 miles apart, Angela Tarry-Smith needs sheep which are easy to manage and can produce good fat lambs with minimal input, and she believes that the North of England mule is the ideal sheep to do this...

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Signet Recording Scheme

Signet Breeding Services provides genetic evaluations to livestock producers to help them identify sheep and cattle with superior breeding potential. Read more for further information on the Performance recording with Signet.

Sensory Testing

A recent independent Descriptive Sensory Test carried out by Ulster University has thrown up some great results for the Suffolk Breed. Read more to see why Suffolk sired lamb is #1 for taste

Contact

Suffolk Sheep Society Ltd
Fenaghy Road
Galgorm, Ballymena
Co. Antrim
BT42 1FL

Phone: +44 (0) 28 2563 2342
Fax: +44 (0) 28 2563 2342

Chief Exec: robinmcilrath@suffolksheep.org
Accounts: accounts@suffolksheep.org
Enquiries: enquiries@suffolksheep.org

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